Our StarCraft 2 section is officially resurrected with all the things you love about GosuGamers – news coverage, matchticker, rankings and VODs.
For years, our mission at GosuGamers has been to provide the highest quality Esports content and coverage and we’ve always strived towards having the broadest array of disciplines covered. Throughout our history, we constantly altered our portfolio to not miss a single beat from the major Esports titles and there was always fresh, relevant, up-to-date content on hand for our readership.
With recently increased interest in StarCraft 2 and with the massive respect the franchise boasts, the choice whether or not to include the king of competitive RTS was easy. Preparations for a dedicated section began and in November 2015 we thought we were ready to launch.
Unfortunately, we were wrong. The construction of the “old” section came amidst too many other things and progress was slow. We also lacked dedicated crew capable of laying the foundations needed for a healthy section and we agreed that postponing the venture until we could set up the quality we wanted was the wiser thing to do. The time just wasn’t right.
With this year’s WCS Winter Championship in Katowice, it was an easy choice to decide to give the section another go. As we covered the competition in Poland, same as all other relevant stuff, in text, our crew started filling the database – one of GosuGamers’ most prized features – and in two months they grew it to a respectable size. The matchticker was filled with games and our rankings were freshened. We were ready.
By visiting the dedicated StarCraft 2 section, you will find all the things we love about GosuGamers. Aside from the text coverage of the scene, on the left you will find the StarCraft 2 matchticker, currently loaded with some of the most important ongoing tournaments, as we are still working on adding them all. Bookmark it and you will know who’s playing who at what time, every hour of every day.
We are also working on establishing a comprehensive ranking system for StarCraft 2 players. Our crew has backlogged most of the big tournaments and we expect to have the full scope of the competitive scene by the end of March.
Help us grow the section!
As with every new section, the StarCraft 2 one also needs helpful hands to nurture it to even higher levels. All passionate and dedicated StarCraft 2 fans willing to contribute to the game they love through writing or coverage, simultaneously increasing their personal exposure, can apply at [email protected]. See below for a description of the editorial and coverage duties.
It’s truly been too long. Welcome back to GosuGamers, StarCraft 2.
Benefits of being part of the GosuCrew
Experience and exposure within coverage/journalism in Esports: GosuGamers is a great place to start your writing career and publish your work on a well-read platform
Get to know all the pro players and names you admire
Contacts to player/team managers and Esports organizations: Build your connections with the people in the industry
A chance of helping your local scene grow: If you’re passionate about your local scene, come and write about it!
Work with friendly, open-minded people who also happen to share your love of StarCraft 2 (and beer, we love beer)
Additionally, we’re always happy to help our outstanding volunteers in their future career steps. We’ll happily write you a letter of recommendation if your work has really been great and many crew members have used this opportunity to move on and work for other Esports companies or non-Esports media.
What does being part of the GosuCrew mean/require?
Put down a few hours per week to help out with content/coverage: As all GosuGamers crewmembers work on voluntary basis, it’s entirely up to them when, how much and with what they want to help. You will be working with your crew leader closely to coordinate some tasks, but most of the time you will set your own tempo.
Take initiative and assign tasks to yourself: In continuation of the previous bullet point, we love people who don’t need to be babysat and ordered around (this is not the point anyway). If you want to write an article about an event – go for it. If you want to help the player rankings by taking care of matchticker – it’s all yours.
Use Skype and crew forums to communicate with the crew: our guys are online most of the time, busy not having lives and all…
What kind of people are we looking for?
Simply put, the StarCraft 2 section of GosuGamers is divided into two sub-sections: editorial and coverage. For the basic outline of each position, take a look below. When you’ve decided which position you want to apply for, kindly send an e-mail to [email protected] with subject “GosuGamers StarCraft 2 section application”, including in the body:
SECTION YOU’RE APPLYING FOR:
ACTIVE WORK HOURS:
HOW MANY HOURS DO YOU EXPECT TO DEDICATED TO GG.NET WEEKLY:
WHY ARE YOU APPLYING:
ANYTHING ELSE TO ADD:
Editors are responsible for all text-based content on the site, ranging from newsposts about tournaments, transfers, players, events and so forth to unique content, including interviews, tournament previews, columns, player and team profiles, event recaps and so forth. The pen is yours and our blank pages are limitless.
Editors are expected to be able to write prominently in English, though a degree in it or having it as first language is not required. You also don’t need to have extensive background in writing and while experienced scribblers will have no problem fitting in, we also have managerial crew with years of writing behind them who can guide the novices.
When applying for editorial, please also kindly provide a piece you’ve written on any topic. We just want to see your command of English, no CVs or portfolios are required.
The coverage crew are the backbone of, well, everything else on the site as they’re responsible for the entire database on GosuGamers StarCraft 2. As a coverage crew you’ll be handling a portion (or all of, if you so desire) of:
- Creating and resulting tournaments to keep the matchticker up to date
- Backlog tournaments to help maintain the team database and rankings
- Update player and team pages
- Add VODs
- Add streams
<p>Being in charge of eSport events and developing the dota 2 wiki at GosuGamers, Vladimir "Angel" Kojadinovic boasts a diverse eSports profile. He's currently leading the Counter-Strike:Global Offensive and StarCraft 2 sections. - Follow me on Twitter <a href="https://twitter.com/GGnetAngel">@GGnetAngel</a></p>